Our Trusted Temperature-related Duvet Tog Guide

Duvet Togs 4, 9, 13.5

In the ever-changing climate of the UK year-round comfort can seem unachievable, but it doesn’t have to be.

We often get asked ‘what is a tog rating?’, so we’ve put together a temperature tog guide that explains the science behind your good night’s sleep and why your duvet tog rating has a huge part to play in the comfort and quality of your rest.

What is a tog rating?

Are you a cosy caterpillar, or a classic leg out of the bed sleeper? While personal preference plays a huge part in your comfort, there is science surrounding the perfect tog for your duvet.

The British term ‘tog’ refers to the thermal effectiveness of your duvet and as far as the scale goes - the higher the tog, the warmer the duvet will be.

At Secret Linen Store, all togs are available in a range of sizes and filling options, from feather and down blends to 100% natural down and a marvellous hollow fibre option. We’ve put the time into developing some exceptionally good quality duvets that will keep you comfy all year round.

Duvet Togs and Fillings

Use our temperature tog chart to find the best duvet for you


If you’re finding yourself getting too hot in the summer, we would recommend investing in a lighter duvet with a tog rating of 4.5. The lightest tog in our range of unbeatably soft duvets, this will keep you cooler for longer.

Bed linen can also make all the difference to your temperature regulation so we would suggest 100% cotton percale or 100% linen bedding for a light and airy feel.

But, if you prefer to ditch the duvet altogether when it's hot, a flat sheet can make a fantastic alternative.

Spring & Autumn

Notoriously labelled the in-between seasons, Spring and Autumn can be hard to dress for, let alone get right as far as bedding goes.

Luckily we stock some incredible feather and down duvet blends that make keeping cool or cosy light work.

Choose between a 9 or 10.5 tog to suit your preference for an incredibly comfortable night’s sleep.


Is it bedtime yet? There is no better time than winter to hunker down in a wonderfully weighted duvet and with our 13.5 and 15 tog, you can do just that.

Our warmest tog duvets are developed with ultimate comfort in mind, made fresh to order, with the finest European fillings (just like all of our duvets, no matter the tog rating).

The British winter can be bitterly cold, so we encourage you to have a duvet day every now and then.

Suitable for all seasons

Our super duper versatile All Seasons duvet is bound to make you smile.

What is an All Seasons duvet, we hear you ask? A handy three-in-one combination of our 4.5 and 9 tog duvets that can be mixed and matched for the cold winter months and separated for Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Arriving in a lovely cotton canvas bag, you’ll have somewhere to store the duvet you’re not using, keeping it fresh as a daisy for when you next need it.

You’ll be pleased to know that we have developed a range of special sustainable duvets using age-old fillings made from Yorkshire Wool, and recycled fillings using plastic bottles and recycled down.

You'll be sleeping like a baby in these carefully crafted and cosy bedding options, knowing you are doing your bit for the planet too.

Why not take a peek at some of our most popular duvets, available in all togs and sizes?

If you have any questions about our duvets, please give us a call on 01243 822 599 or email us at helpmechoose@secretlinenstore.com.